by Karen D. Swim
It is not even 12 noon and I am already on Plan C for my Monday. Plan A was a carefully thought out, high powered day filled with charging through my to do list and checking off tasks with glee. Plan A required a full night of sleep on Sunday and an early start. Plan A fell apart at 7 am this morning.
Plan B was to put the blog post off for a couple of hours, charge through the most important task on my to do list and then rest if necessary. Plan B was history by 8:30 am. Plan C was to get some rest (better to get a late start with renewed energy than to drag through the whole day), awaken refreshed and proceed with Plan A.
Did I mention it's not even 12 noon? What does all of this have to do with you, your life and your business? Well, absolutely nothing. Think of this post like a Seinfeld episode, it's a post about nothing, or rather the mundane things in life that sometimes make for good humor.
Actually this post may have a point. A few weeks ago, Darren Daz Cox commented that the whole point of having a blog is to be personal. So Daz this one is kind of for you. While many cringe at the thought of being personal, equating it with spewing projectile vomit in public, allow me to offer my insight.
Being personal does not mean that you are required to share the titillating details of your life. Your blog is not a confessional, unless of course that's your thing. However, no matter what your blogging purpose may be, readers do want you "to keep it real." Dry boring facts without personality may inform but they will not engage. If you don't believe me, check out what CopyBlogger had to say on the subject last week.
Blogging is a contact sport, and requires a willingness to get up close with readers. Let your personality and style show up in your content, and be willing to engage readers in discussion.
If I had WordPress this would be classified as Way Off Topic. So bear with me today, I'm human and tired. Tomorrow is a new day and if everything aligns perfectly, my post will actually have a point.
How is your Monday going?